Amir Khan said it was an easy decision to retire from boxing after an 18-year career in the sport. The former unified light-welterweight world champion stepped away from the sport with a record of 34-6. Khan was the unified light-welterweight champion from 2009-12 and later fought – and lost to – big names such as Canelo Alvarez, Danny Garcia and Terence Crawford in the United States. He started to ‘see the decline’ in his career after the age of 26 and he ultimately decided to retire because of it ‘a long time ago’. Khan’s last fight was a one-sided loss to long-time rival Kell Brook.